Top light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will meet in tonight’s UFC on Fox 14 main event from Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Johnson will be fighting on enemy soil against the 28-year-old former title contender, and a win for either fighter will likely earn them a shot at championship gold.
We’ve also got MMA legend Dan Henderson taking on the always dangerous Gegard Mousasi, as well as high level wrestlers Ryan Bader and Phil Davis going at it on the main card.
Stick with us here at PMN tonight as we’ll have live results of all the action and round-by-round updates of the main card.
UFC ON FOX 14 QUICK RESULTS:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Anthony Johnson def. Alex Gustafsson via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:15
- Gegard Mousasi def. Dan Henderson via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:10
- Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Sam Sicilia def. Akira Corassani via knockout – Round 1, 3:26
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
- Albert Tumenov def. Nico Musoke via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Kenny Robertson def. Sultan Aliev via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:42
- Makwan Amirkhani def. Andy Ogle via TKO (flying knee, punches) – Round 1, 0:08
- Nikita Krylov def. Stanislav Nedkov via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:24
- Mairbek Taisumov def. Anthony Christodoulou via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:38
- Mirsad Bektic def. Paul Redmond via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Night, 4 p.m. ET)
- Viktor Pesta def. Konstantin Erokhin via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Neil Seery def. Chris Beal via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC ON FOX 14 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Akira Corassani vs. Sam Sicilia
Round 1 – Leg kick from Sicilia. They trade left hooks, clinch, Sicilia presses him to the cage. Corassani backs up with a hard right and a couple leg kicks. Inside leg kick from Corassani. Left hook. Sicilia scores with a right. Corassani moving side to side on the outside, ends up getting caught with a huge right hand during a close exchange and Corassani is out.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Sam Sicilia def. Akira Corassani via knockout – Round 1, 3:26
Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis
Round 1 – Left hook from Bader. Phil shoots, stuffed, takes a knee to the body. Left jab from Bader. Davis fakes the takedown, lands a right hand. Nice leg kick from Phil. Leg kick from Bader. Brief clinch. Body kick from Bader. Low kick from Davis catches Bader coming in with a right that misses. Jab from Davis. Front kick to the body. Right hand counter from Bader. Switch kick to the body from Bader. PMN scores it 10-9 Bader. Very close though.
Round 2 – Some feeling out. Clinch, elbow on the break from Bader. Phil lands a solid head kick. Bader unfazed apparently. Body kick from Bader. Right hand, body kick from Davis. Jab from Bader. Jab. Low kick from Bader. Davis shoots, stuffed. Davis landing some knees to the body from the clinch. Davis ends up on Bader’s back after he attempted to defend a takedown. One hook in, but Bader gets to this feet, Davis pressing him to the cage. Knees to the body from Davis, shoulder strike from the clinch as the round ends. PMN scores it 10-9 Davis.
Round 3 – Switch kick to the body from Bader. They trade right hands and a brief clinch. They trade right hands again. Bader stuffs a takedown, lands a knee to the body and a hook on the way up. Bader stuffs another. Davis with a body kick. Bader stuffs another. Jab from Bader. Davis’ right eye swollen pretty bad. Couple nice leg kicks from Davis, and two more and Bader is not liking this. Body kick and a jab from Bader. High kick from Davis, he shoots, stuffed and Bader scores a suplex on Davis before the bell. Damn. Close round and fight. Looking at Davis’ eye after the fight persuades me to give this round and fight to Bader. And that final suplex.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi
Round 1 – Low kick from Hendo. Right hand from Mousasi. Mousasi ducks a big right. Mousasi tags Hendo with a right hook to the temple. He looks out of it and Mousasi lands a couple more before Dan grabs his legs and the ref tackles him. Joe Rogan for the second time tonight is calling the stoppage early. I disagree with both his assessments.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Gegard Mousasi def. Dan Henderson via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:10
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson
Round 1 – Inside leg kick from Alex. Rumble head hunting already. Right from Gus. High kick from Johnson. Gus trying to circle on the outside. Leg kick. Jab. Johnson takes an eye poke. Not cool at all considering his history with being on the wrong side of eye pokes. Back at it. Gus gets tagged with a couple rights that send him reeling. High kick Rumble, he’s looking for the KO, smells blood. Rumble is all over him as Gus goes down and turtles up. Johnson landing hammerfists and punches, goes under the arm and Gus is done as ref stops it.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Anthony Johnson def. Alex Gustafsson via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:15